Amazon Fulfillment Restrictions Begin for New FBA Sellers

This afternoon, Shapiro received notice that Amazon fulfillment has begun rejecting new FBA Seller inventory from its fulfillment program.  The message advised Sellers that Amazon will be implementing restrictions “to ensure we have the capacity necessary to receive, store inventory,

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Hanjin Containers Rejected by ILA

Hanjin Shipping lines is now facing a new challenge as it continues operations of loaded vessels en route to final destination. Although it seemed the issue of stranded Hanjin ships and cargo may be tapering to an end with the

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CBP Releases Guidance for Inbound Hanjin Vessels

Scenario 1: Vessel Diverted to Foreign Port and Discharged: A Hanjin vessel does not arrive in the intended U.S. port and diverts to a foreign port to discharge freight. The manifest and Importer Security Filing (ISF) must be deleted. All

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Hanjin Services Freeze Worldwide as Carrier Goes Under

The world’s seventh-largest container line, Hanjin Shipping, sent shockwaves throughout the industry as it filed for and was placed under court protection on Wednesday, August 31.   After a liquidity plan fell short and was rejected by the Korea Development Bank,

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Bankruptcy Looms for Hanjin Shipping as Creditors Pull Out

Recent news out of South Korea suggests that Hanjin Shipping Company has lost the support of its creditor banks and may be headed for bankruptcy. The news, as reported by the Journal of Commerce, has prompted the Korean Exchange to

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U.S. Added to China’s Zika Infected Countries List

On August 5th, the U.S. was added to the Chinese government’s list of Zika infected countries as a result of the localized outbreak in South Florida. The news of the inclusion of the U.S. on this list has been followed

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SOLAS Impact on Export Process Procedure

As we approach the July 1st implementation date for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention Amendments, Shapiro wants to remind our valued export customers of the upcoming changes to the export process, particularly in regards to the determination

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Coast Guard Could Delay SOLAS VGM Mandate

While U.S. exporters have voiced serious concerns over the feasibility of complying with the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) mandate by the implementation deadline, it has now been revealed that the Coast Guard could choose to delay implementation of the

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New York and New Jersey Ports to Reopen Today

A settlement was reached by the International Longshoreman’s Association and the New York Stevedores Association at 7 pm on January 29th. As a result of the quick settlement, the New York and New Jersey Ports will resume normal operations on

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Labor Protest at New York & New Jersey Terminals

As of 10:53 this morning, longshoremen walked off the job at New York and New Jersey Ports due to an ongoing labor dispute. As a result, port officials are not allowing any new trucks to enter the New York and

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